Students can recycle the following personal items at either of the Geek locations — no University-owned items may be recycled with us. Items other than a handheld device (e.g., cell phone, PDA, MP3 player), a printer cartridge, batteries, or cord/cable may require a picture ID to recycle. We do not pickup items. We reserve the right to refuse items if we have no space to store them!
Once an item is delivered for recycling, IT Geeks cannot return it to the owner. Participation in this program constitutes a relinquishment of all rights to the item delivered to IT Geeks.
|Cell Phones, PDAs, MP3 Players, Kindle, GPS system (NOTE: Wipe the drive inside if you can!)|
|Lead acid, lithium, rechargeable, and button batteries. NO alkaline or car batteries or Universal Power Supplies (UPS)|
Cables and Cords
|Ethernet, power, HDMI, RCA, Power Strips|
Computers, Peripherals, and Parts
|Desktop and Laptop and peripherals (e.g., keyboards, mice), computer boards, but NO CRT monitors (NOTE: Wipe the drive inside if you can!)|
|TVs||Flat screens under 35″|
|Media Devices||Blu-Ray/DVD players; Roku; Amazon Fire Sticks|
|Media||Blu-Ray disk, DVD disks, CDs, Floppy disks|
|USB Drives||USB drives (NOTE: Wipe the drive inside if you can!)|
|Cameras||Digital, SLR, Film, Camcorder (NOTE: Wipe the drive inside if you can!)|
|Radio||Radios under 20 lbs.|
|Game Consoles||Any portable game consoles|
|Other||Small printers, copiers, fax machines, audio equipment|
Because of limited space and transportation costs, we can not recycle items such as the ones listed below, or items over 20lbs. You can, however, take them yourself to Kentucky Recycling. We do not pickup items.
|No old CRT TVs or Monitors||No Refrigerators||No Microwaves|
If you are interested in learning about where discarded electronics end up, as well as the environmental effects they have, check out this short film below.